Paul Fingerote is living a life-long dream of “being on the radio” in his role as Fill-In Host on KAZU, a position he sought when he first volunteered to answer phones during a membership drive at the station. A copywriter, creative director and ad agency executive and owner in Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and London, Paul was fortunate to have ended up in Monterey, working as Marketing Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival for 30 years. He is the co-author of Jazz On My Mind with jazz icon, Dr. Herb Wong, to be published by McFarland Publishing in 2016.
Jackson served as the festival's artistic director for 32 years. He will continue to run the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz.